Living Off-Campus Corning NY

Living off campus can be a lot of fun, and a great learning experience. But, it can also be expensive. If this is your first year living off campus you may be in for a shock. Everything costs than you thought.

Local Companies

HSBC Bank
1.800.975.HSBC (4722)
Hanover Square 309 S Main St
Horseheads, NY
HSBC Bank
1.800.975.HSBC (4722)
Franklin & Eighth Street 712 N Franklin St
Watkins Glen, NY
Serv-U Credit Union
(607) 936-4615
77 Victory Hwy
Painted Post, NY
Community Bank - Bath Branch
Your local branch. (See site.)
8 Liberty Street
Bath, NY
M&T Bank - Horseheads Branch
(800) 724-2440
2490 Corning Road
Horseheads, NY
HSBC Bank
1.800.975.HSBC (4722)
Middle Of Town 217 Prescott Ave
Elmira Heights, NY
HSBC Bank
1.800.975.HSBC (4722)
Chemung Co. Court House 150 Lake St
Elmira, NY
Citizens Bank - Consumer Square/Tops
607-796-2217
830 County Rd 64
Elmira, NY
HSBC - Watkins Glen Branch
1.800.975.4722
712 North Franklin
Watkins Glen, NY
Community Bank - Big Flats - Consumer Square Branch
Your local branch. (See site.)
830 County Road 64
Elmira, NY
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Living off campus can be a lot of fun, and a great learning experience. But, it can also be expensive. If this is your first year living off campus you may be in for a shock. Everything costs than you thought.

Buy a used bike. A beat-up bike will get you wherever you need to go, probably won’t get stolen, and save you a fair amount in gas costs and parking permits (both at home and at school).

Buy a dining hall card. This way you won’t have to waste time and money grocery shopping, cooking, and doing dishes. You can visit your friends while you eat, and you can actually do your shopping at school. Dining halls usually have a fair sampling of fruit, bagels, and cereal. Bring a few Tupperware containers and your dinner at the dining hall has just provided your breakfast at home.

Free connections. You may not believe me, but the Internet is not one of life’s basic necessities. When it comes to either paying your water bill or your wireless bill, water should win. So, either use the Internet only when you’re at school or move into an apartment building where wireless or DSL is included. Same goes for cable.

Fun without funds. Check out free campus events, including movie screenings, plays, and lectures.

Shop smart. Hit the discount stores. And I’m not talking about Target or WalMart. I’m speaking of real discount stores—Big Lots or dollar stores. Dishwashing soap, cleaning materials, Tupperware will all be significantly cheaper.


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